Answered By: David Sibley
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2023     Views: 57

Some ebooks can be downloaded for up to 21 days in ProQuest Ebook Central.

To download books for offline access, you will need Adobe Digital Editions, a free program that is different than Adobe Reader.

It is possible to download and read books in Adobe Digital Editions when authorized without an Adobe ID, but you can only share documents to another device if you have both devices authorized to the same Adobe ID.  You can activate up to six computers and devices. If you authorize ADE without an Adobe ID, any books downloaded will be limited to that single device.

To create an Adobe account:

  • Go to
  • Click “Get an Adobe ID”
  • Fill out the form
  • Click “Sign Up”

Your Adobe ID will be the email address you used to sign up.

To authorize Adobe Digital Editions:

  • If not prompted to authorize when you first open ADE, Go to Help > Authorize Computer
  • You will be asked to select an eBook Vendor - select Adobe ID (NOT Ebook Central, which is not listed)
  • Enter your newly-created Adobe ID and Password and Select "Authorize"

For more information on ebooks at The Chicago School Library, see the library's Ebook Research Guide.

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